My only, um, regret is that the editors didn't figure out a way to integrate some of the appendices better, to create a richer reading experience. Some of the crafts are truly disturbing & I wish I hadn't viewed them! Oh, and you might just laugh your ass off! These are all homemade items that have been offered for sale online. April Winchell, Actress: Despicable Me 2. In a new post, ... April Winchell, owner of Regretsy… Quite a humorous little book, and it sparked me to bookmark the site. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. It's all fun. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Little did she know, her blog would get so much attention. The subtitle sums it up nicely. I loved this book. Winchell is no-holds-barred sarcastic and cutting in her "critiques" of the Etsy items. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 13, 2014. I didn't even remember half of the crafts featured in the book. She thought it would be fun to start a blog, Regretsy, featuring her finds with added commentary. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Ever since my sister-in-law sent me a link to a catnip filled penis toy. This books features her favourites. This book could easily be read in an hour or two, so if you want something light and just need a break from that intense novel, this is the book to pick up. This book is a riot. . I enjoyed the appalling quality of the crafts (e.g., embroidered toilet paper, a felt vasectomy doll, an alien doll with a face made from a walnut riding atop a toy horse, handcrafted felt placenta [that prompts the very genuine question of what to DO with handcrafted felt placenta], eyeless but grinning pear wall art made entirely from chewed gum), all made even more ludicrou. . Some of the pictures were horrifying. But damn, it's funny. The title is great fun, very clever! Had me in stiches. I still remember some of those people, like Princess Buzzkill Flying Glitter Eagle, the Tarot Cards, the trip to Finland, and the CF4L Club. ), including at breakfast. April Winchester and her army of reviewers on regretsy dot com and in this book put some depth into what it means to be snarky. She also noted that she had no more jokes left about crafting. Readers' Most Anticipated Books of January. Some is funner, though. Welcome back. The reader responses from Etsy buyers and sellers included at the end was particularly fun. April's witty humor and fabulous tag lines compliment the items highlighted perfectly. Read more. Please come out with another book! Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF by April Winchell (2010-04-06). You can custom order a pair of mice, any gender combination, in their wedding finery; I can't wait for one of my kids to get married. New year! The descriptions are also very short, which highlights how great the comments were. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. Before reading this book, I was unfamiliar with the Regretsy website. Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2013. New this month: Scandal rocks an elite British boarding school in The Divines. Recently profiled on ABC's Nightline, April Winchell has become a vocal representative of the fail culture. :-) I really enjoy the Regretsy blog, and this maintains the feel of the blog. She has been married to John Foley since 2013. We’d love your help. I remember that I accidentally came across it several years ago and read all of the archives in a week or so, all while laughing uncontrollably. Something went wrong. These are all homemade items that have been offered for sale online. I used to follow her blog and have enjoyed the book. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. :-) I really enjoy the Regretsy blog, and this maintains the feel of the blog. ), Where Do It Yourself meets What the Fuck. Although I remember watching my things get plowed under at the dump - yes, this was not orchestrated, and I never thought demise would be so immediate or symbolic - I am still mesmerized. In return he introduced me to Cake Wrecks. The pictures make you wonder what the artist was thinking that would inspire such a bizarre creation but the best parts are the comments by the author for each item. Refresh and try again. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. We'll tell you who: April Winchell. While it's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the fact is that most of the beholder eyes in this book require greater depth of looking than I can muster. 2 reviews for April Winchell Foley, 5.0 stars: 'I hope this site keeps up with things. It appears that April Winchell got permission from all the artists featured, because at the end there are comments from the artists and links to their websites. Winchell's wit, intelligence and heart are what keep people coming back to Regretsy and it's gratifying as a fan of the blog to see her find success with such a screamingly funny first book. Probably because I have a foot in both camps. Winchell's wit, intelligence and. Winchell is the daughter of Paul Winchell. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF: Author: April Winchell: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, 2010: ISBN: 0345523180, 9780345523181: Length: 157 pages: Subjects Unable to add item to List. Please try your request again later. This books features her favourites. Totally Spies! April also owns and operates the site Regretsy under the pseudonym of "Helen Killer". Prior to 2009, Winchell maintained a personal Web site that, in addition to the music pieces, chronicled the actor's activities, which include her professional, personal, and romantic life. Some sections only seemed to have 4 or so failures in it before moving on to the next section. Please try again. I should have stayed with Geology. April Winchell Foley (born January 4, 1960) is an American voice actress, actress, writer, talk radio host, commentator and comedian. I'd heard a lot about the book and was really curious to see what all the hype was about. We don't know why. Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF by April Winchell (2010-04-06) [April Winchell] on Amazon.com. April Winchell, Author/Actress/Internet Sensation, to Appear at Elliott Bay Book Company. Come and check out awful crafts that don't make any sense at all! Some of the stuff being sold is so funny and pathetic. Excellently written essays introduce each chapter and repeatedly show why Winchell was voted 21st funniest person in LA (according to Los Angeles Magazine). Bluetooth just for the snarkitude.) On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. On December 5, 2011, Regretsy began a Secret Santa program, collecting donations for presents for needy children. I found this book on the amazon website quite by accident, really. If you want a hilarious spectacle, this is your book! PayPal shut the operation down, froze the funds and froze Regretsy owner April Winchell’s personal account as well, and her calls to customer service were met with condescension. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. She thought it would be fun to start a blog, Regretsy, featuring her finds with added commentary. Read it. or the kinds of things I'd wish I'd said, but only think up hours later (that is, if this were a real-time conversation, not a months-and-months-to-put-it-together book). It's a blog, no- it's a book! The only reason I didn't give it five stars was that overall I wished she'. Sometimes I still miss the Regretsy site, and I thought the book would help me remember it (it is no longer on the internet). Speakeasy profiled Regretsy last … Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. The book loses one star because some of the entries in it are a bit hit and miss. The Army's members run monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store go to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Be the first to ask a question about Regretsy. We aren't Finnish, we don't speak the language and rarely blog about ice fishing. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. If you're ever feeling like you're a bit too weird for the world to handle, flip open this book and you'll feel a tad bit more normal. This book is ROTFLMAO HILARIOUS!!!! It's divided into sections for different types of crafts-gone-wrong, and each section begins with two or three pages by April Winchell. Head of irreverent internet phenomenon, Regretsy, April Winchell will be appearing at Elliott Bay Book Co. in Seattle, WA on August 14, 2010. At least some of them fall into the "So Bad It's Good" category. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Really. It all felt like filler content when I'm absolutely positive there is enough random shite on Etsy to fill up a Bible 8 times ove. There is some profanity in it, but many of the products shown warrant nothing less than expletives. Please try again. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. While it's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the fact is that most of the beholder eyes in this book require greater depth of looking than I can muster. April 6th 2010 Seems like it would be lots of fun. My sister got this for me for Christmas last year. While I wasn't incapacitated by laughter, I found the snark to be exactly the kinds of things my sister would say (I think Winchell and my sister are somehow mentally synced up. I liked the little bit of writing in the book (mostly the chapter introductions), and the photos/products were funny as always, but I was hoping for something slightly... more than the site. The best part of the book was that Winchell said she was afraid to check out taxidermy, so of course it did. I really enjoyed those sections because of her sense of humor (a bit twisted, a bit vulnerable, but very insightful). april winchell is raising funds for Regretsy's Big Book of Fabricated Folktales from Finland on Kickstarter! While I may not go back and read this book every year (I'll even admit that I may not ever read it again), it stays in the "Keep" pile. Hopefully there will be many more to come! Of course, the website was the same, but there was so much more on that to look through. I have read similar books, but few as witty and engaging as this one. How is that not in the book? No, Jennie, it wasn't a waste of your money or mental powers, 'cause I can totally see myself going, "That's just like...!" I was actually disappointed in the length. I missed the original Regretsy site so I bought this book. Unfortunately, the book may be a little too prophetic, as I've been fantasizing about the "up cycling" ever since I started seeing wrist warmers out of socks and other assorted "green" accessaries between Northern California and Portland in the last couple of years. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. April Winchell has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the entertainment industry, working as an advertising executive, a radio show host, a comedy writer, and a voice actress. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Some of the pictures were horrifying. A huge shame, the comments alone were pure gold! The book is a pale imitation of the website. HANDMADE? I'm a big fan of Regretsy and April's writing on the site, so I decided to try the book, since I think Etsy is such an interesting manifestation of American culture: an obsession with consumption to the point of being ridiculous, and the DIY concept. I still remember some of those people, like Princess Buzzkill Flying Glitter Eagle, the Tarot Cards, the. New Regretsy examples in tribute to April Winchell and her marvellous craft gone wrong blog. I laughed out loud for almost the entire time this took to read (about 3 hours). Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. If anyone is looking for a birthday present for me, never look in this book. The introductions to each chapter are snarky and warm at the same time. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, which ran monthly campaigns for which all … April, keep reviewing and blasting them! The crafts themselves are... well, there just aren't words to cover all of them. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MADE IT WITH YOUR FEET. Created by April Winchell, Regretsy comments on some of the "objets d'fart" found on Etsy with a superbly snarky tone, under the strapline "where DIY meets WTF". I've purchased a few things from Etsy over the years and have always been pleased with my purchases, but there are certainly a lot of odd things out there and April Winchell has a really witty writing style that suits the bizarre, kooky, and "unique" crafts sold on the website. by Villard. I was looking for DIY books. This book shows some of the amazing junk you can buy there. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2014. I had some great laughs, but best of all, it made me feel extremely talented and mentally stable :-). Bluetooth just for the snarkitude.) Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This book is just as great as the site. April Winchell was born on January 4, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA as April Terri Winchell. Before reading this book, I was unfamiliar with the Regretsy website. At least some of them fall into the "So Bad It's Good" category. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. going on a mad, I'm a big fan of Regretsy and April's writing on the site, so I decided to try the book, since I think Etsy is such an interesting manifestation of American culture: an obsession with consumption to the point of being ridiculous, and the DIY concept. or the kinds of things I'd wish I'd said, but only think up hours later (that is, if this were a real-time conversation, not a months-and-months-to-put-it-together book). The reviews were mixed, and they were absolutely correct. Or it used it be, before hockey season started. She is an actress, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997). Author, Winchell, tells comedic personal stories in montages to introduce each chapter. It's divided into sections for different types of crafts-gone-wrong, and each section begins with two or three pages by April Winchell. I really, really miss the Regretsy blog. As someone who has witnessed and made plenty of horrible crafts, this book make me belly laugh many, many times. Regretsy, the popular site that lovingly (but snarkily) poked fun at some of the less than stellar arts and crafts products sold on Etsy, is closing for business. Then I showed it to everyone else at my part-time job. Books based upon popular humor blogs are all the rage right now, but "Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF" raises the bar. I also was kind of annoyed with the constant need to justify herself and the internet "snark" movement...if we're buying your book, it's because we love that stuff, so no need to waste time with it! Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I've been a lurker on Regretsy for a while now & when I discovered that there was going to be a *book* of some of the various crafts that have been on the site, I immediately picked it up. April Winchell enjoyed searching Etsy for out-of-this-world crafts. Unfortunately, the author has chosen to take the blog down and it is no longer accessible. I had been reading it a bit at a time (perhaps the best approach? How I miss Regretsy the website! Imagine my joy when my neighbor brought my mail to me yesterday and in it was a review copy of Regretsy. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2011. I really enjoyed those sections because of her sense of humor (a bit twisted, a bit vulnerable, but very insightful). Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Bwahaha! We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Supplementing old favorites with new art and crafts from some of the beloved (or infamous, as it may be) featured sellers on the hit blog, April Winchell's hilarious book is also a great read! I suppose that explains why most of the best things I remember from the site are absent, like the custom clay painting where April posed with a flip flop on her head! Witty reviews of some of the goofy things you find on Etsy. She has also voiced roles in numerous films, including Antz, Who Framed Rog… It has information on how to craft sweaters for chickens or how to make brussel sprout art! If you're sensitive (or easily grossed-out), skip this one. . Probably not suitable for under high school age though. (I also found it a bit short). . I have a boxes and bags of fabric samples, books, magazines and embarrassing 40 yo photos from "pieces" I turned out as a Fine Arts major, in my last 2 years at Berkeley. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. There were a LOT of pages of credits at the back, which, while I understand their necessity maybe didn't need to be in such a big font / take up so much space. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Etsy is a terrible site with so much crap and copycat actions that it is laughable that they call themselves handmade at all.' Some of the commentary was amusing. However, I wish the book was much longer -- much of the book is devoted to author commentaries/introduction, the sellers' response to the website/book (which I wasn't expecting and at first liked, until I read all the responses and saw that it was essentially nine pages of the sellers giving props to Regretsy), and a sellers' guide and statements section (ten more pictureless pages). (Although I did end up showing a customer this book, must to his delight. To see what your friends thought of this book. DIY is in the Regretsy title, and the way the title was worded caught my eye: Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF. That's right, the minor Interwebs celeb, L.A.-radio writer/producer/director, ex-Groundling and animated voice talent. Good option to scratch your Regretsy itch; Unfortunately not as enjoyable as the actual blog. April Winchell enjoyed searching Etsy for out-of-this-world crafts. It all felt like filler content when I'm absolutely positive there is enough random shite on Etsy to fill up a Bible 8 times over. Excellently written essays introduce each chapter and repeatedly show why Winchell was voted 21st funniest person in LA (according to Los Angeles Magazine). Just loved it. I enjoyed the appalling quality of the crafts (e.g., embroidered toilet paper, a felt vasectomy doll, an alien doll with a face made from a walnut riding atop a toy horse, handcrafted felt placenta [that prompts the very genuine question of what to DO with handcrafted felt placenta], eyeless but grinning pear wall art made entirely from chewed gum), all made even more ludicrous by their accompanying price tags, and the author's commentary as well, such as that in regard to "corn poo soap." She was born in New York City, the daughter of ventriloquist, voice actor and comedian Paul Winchell. Also delightfully represented are the mind-boggling DIY arts and crafts that serve as fodder for conversation and amusement. Seems like it would be lots of fun. Buy it. Might be the funniest thing I've read all year! I had not been familiar with Regretsy, April Winchell's website devoted to chronicling the weirdness of Etsy, where the Internet sells its arts and crafts. She was previously married to Mick Kuisel. Others are just wacky or lack taste. April Terri Winchell (born on January 4, 1960 in New York City, New York) is an American actress, writer, voice actor, talk radio host, and commentator. While I may not go back and read this book every year (I, My sister got this for me for Christmas last year. . I should have stayed with Geology. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Supplementing old favorites with new art and crafts from some of the beloved (or infamous, as it may be) featured sellers on the hit blog, April Winchell's hilarious book is also a great read! I had not been familiar with Regretsy, April Winchell's website devoted to chronicling the weirdness of Etsy, where the Internet sells its arts and crafts. I was hooked. 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